The Release of Lost in Exotic Pastures by @SheerZed 22/12/17 #NewMusic

3. Lost in Exotic Pastures art

During my trip to Thailand in late September 2017 I made a series of soundscape recordings in the environs of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. These recordings are the core elements of what could be laughingly described as a ‘Christmas single’. Lost in Exotic Pastures is a 20min 36sec electronic ambient work which embraces various field recorded textures and electronically sourced sounds. Ebullient natural wildlife, rippling sub-tropical heat, incessant buzzing insects, lush dense vegetation and labyrinthine city realms seamlessly collide while the looming presence of this vast and enigmatic country haunts throughout this robust audio collage. The juxtapositions of feeling lost and found, the known and unknown are explored and beckon the listener to submerge and journey into this multitudinous recording. The single was mastered by Loz Gill at Fat As Funk Mastering. It will be released on Friday 22nd December 2017. An excerpt can be heard via SoundCloud. Lost in Exotic Pastures will be available to purchase and stream on numerous digital platforms.

Release date: 22nd December 2017

Genre: Experimental Ambient Electronic Drone

Artwork and Production: Sheer Zed

Mastering: Loz Gill at Fat As Funk Mastering


1. Lost in Exotic Pastures – 20 mins 36 sec


Published by: Sheer Zed

• Writer • Buddhist Shaman • Musician • Artist • Born in Newport, South Wales, Sheer Zed started singing at the age of six. He showed an interest in audio production, producing experimental tape shows in his bedroom at the age of eleven and started to write songs at sixteen. With a strong leaning to electronic based music, Sheer Zed recorded an industrial electronic album "Electro-Punk ’86" during the mid 1980’s. Festivals and numerous radio shows such as The Séance, The Dark Outside, The Phantom Circuit, The Numbers Broadcast, Frome FM's Homely Remedies and The Alrealon Musique Show have all featured Sheer Zed’s peculiar brand of outsider electronics. For over thirty years Sheer Zed has worked with many artists, collectives and groups. Numerous compilations such as Terse Greetings 2015 from Australia’s Severed Heads, Several by Several (a compilation supporting the late great John Several), the 95 track Hope Not Hate compilation promoting peace and tolerance and the Sombre Soniks Dark Ambient compilations have all featured Sheer Zed’s music. Sheer Zed has published articles on his personal experiences in the occult ritualistic aspects of shamanism and Thai Lanna Buddhism in the magazines Indie Shaman, TQ zine, Zazen Sounds, Rituals and Declarations and on the Folklore Thursday website. He is a practicing Buddhist and shaman, exploring the realm of sound through ritual, mantras and sound design. Sheer Zed also has contributed to the 2019-20 exhibition Do You Believe in Magic? at Bristol Museum. Sheer Zed has gone on three pilgrimages to Thailand and is currently working on various papers within his fields of interest while producing music and creating art •

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